Paving and Driveways
If you feel that your driveway is looking a bit worn and that the paving needs replacing, there are some easy solutions. Make the process of fixing your paving and driveways much easier by creating a step by step plan.
Before you begin, think about how you want your driveway to look. Do you want to keep it in the same shape as it is now or do you want to create a whole new look? Is your current drive long enough and what kind of material do you think will create the best effect? You can also choose which paving designs and paving colours you want.
There are also some more practical issues to consider before starting on your paving job. The amount of traffic you have on your driveway each day will affect which materials you will use. Brick paving may be more suitable for a driveway that gets a lot of use as opposed to stone pavings. Then also take into consideration if you have a garage for your car or whether it will stay outdoors on the paving as well as whether you will be needing to make lots of turns on your drive. The stones in loose stone driveways can be easily displaced especially with lots of turns so will need to be replaced regularly.
Often people design their driveways and calculate the costs of all their materials without thinking about the extra materials and space needed for drainage and drive edging. This can affect not only the overall budget but the look of the drive too. One thing to consider when planning your budget is the removal of the old material from your old drive. Plan for plenty of skips as you’ll be surprised how much waste you will need taking away.
The right paving specialists should be able to help you in making the right choices right from the beginning and down to the smallest details. They should advise you on the correct paving materials to use as well as give you an idea of the costs of each.